"Just as the US announced its 'retaliation' against Russia for allegedly interfering in the US election, new information began to emerge about yet another US attempt to destabilize a democratically elected government. This Tuesday, the Manila Times reported that a 'highly placed source' confirmed that a former US ambassador to the Philippines had created a 'blueprint' for actions intended to destabilize Rodrigo Duterte’s government. The ambassador in question was Philip Goldberg, who just recently stepped down from the ambassador position. Goldberg had outlined various strategies to be carried out over an 18-month period in the document including co-opting the media, the military, regional allies, and senior government officials as well as actively supporting the opposition. These are all hallmarks of the US’ regime change policy, a policy which has no shortage of examples."